Sunday 2 December 2018 7.45pm St Machar’s Cathedral

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Aberdeen Bach Choir
Musical Director Peter Parfitt

Aberdeen Sinfonietta
Leader Bryan Dargie

First ever performance by Aberdeen Bach Choir of George Frideric Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

1867 Edward Poynter - Israel in Egypt

This oratorio draws directly on passages from the Old Testament. The 1739 premiere was not well received, and Handel immediately set about to revise the work. It is now a favourite worldwide, not least because of the intense and almost operatic drama Handel brings to the music, both for the double chorus and for the SATB soloists.

Next rehearsal Tuesday 25 September
High Church, Hilton

7:30-9:30 p.m.
weekly rehearsal schedule

Registration and Payment
Please register for the coming session by completing the online form (opens in a new window). After completing the form, click on the link on the confirmation page to go to the payment page, where you can find details of how to pay your subscription and music charge (preferably online).

Peter recommends the recording by The Sixteen, Coro COT16011, available as a CD or download. You can buy a rehearsal CD or a download/stream of your part from Choraline. Cyberbass have streamed parts online at no cost (downloadable for a fee).

James Lobban Conducting Scholarship 2018-9
A scholarship of £1000 is available to an undergraduate or postgraduate student of the University of Aberdeen. The successful candidate will develop her or his conducting skills with the choir over the course of the session.
more details and how to apply
past winners of the Scholarship

April 2018 Poster

review by Alan Cooper

Dedication Service - Refurbished Willis Organ
There will be a dedication service on Sunday 7 October in St Machar's Cathedral at 11:00 to mark the refurbishment of the Willis organ (with financial support from Aberdeen Bach Choir and the replacement of the pews. Choir members are invited to attend.

Aberdeen Bach Choir December 2015 St Machar's Cathedral